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Crusades in the Renaissance

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Allaka12, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Allaka12

    Allaka12 Chieftain

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    How come most of the stuff for performing a religious war arrives in the renaissance when historically the famous crusades started about 300 years before the 15th century?

    Wouldn't it fit better to move that stuff to early/mid medieval, if not even earlier?
     
  2. Siptah

    Siptah Eternal Chieftain

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    I guess that is simply for gameplay reasons. Starting renaissance it's good to have more things to do, as for example theological combat.
    And it's also for balance: late religions will be founded in medieval/early renaissance. So if theological combat gets really going around this time or later, it's fairer for late founders like Arabia.

    And on a historical note: religious wars have appeared earlier than the crusades. The crusades may be the high point until they arrived, but from then on there was a very long period of religious wars,. The Renaissance saw the reformation wars which were more about 'fighting the other religion and converting people' than the crusades and their 'kill all infidels and gain territory'. Of course this is oversimplified. But this also speaks for theological combat in the Renaissance. You are not killing infidels, you are killing other religious units and converting cities of other beliefs.
     
  3. Japper007

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    The religious war in the game doesnt really have any historical analog, unless the Crusades were fought by wizards shooting lightning bolts at each other.:mischief:

    And the justified religious war is a Renaissance thing, when Catholic and Protestant leaders constantly warred each other with faith as a justification.

    The crusades weren't really a justified war, especially not to many neutral nations like the Byzantines who (rightfully it would later prove after the Sack of Constantinople) regarded the Crusaders with suspicion.
     
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  4. stealth_nsk

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    Crusades are actually oe of religious beliefs, which is right place for them. They don't need to justify wars diplomatically.
     

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